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Melitta Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer black
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- 1 cup capacity
- Brew A Phenomenal Cup of Coffee
- Cone Fits All Cups
- Fast Easy Clean up
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This cone allows you to come up with your own perfect brewing recipe without wasting pounds and pounds of coffee. The way the beans are roasted, the quality of those beans, the amount of coffee grounds you use and how they're ground, the temperature of the water: all of these have a bearing on the taste of your coffee.
First, the water:
The industry standard for the ideal cup of coffee begins with a water temperature of 195-205 degrees. This is not quite boiling, which is why the "Monsieur Brew" brands make such bad coffee. Brewing with water at the boiling point over-extracts the beans, making for an overly bitter-tasting result.
Use a food thermometer to find this temperature range and use it with 2 tablespoons of coffee per 8 ounce cup of output as a starting point. Then vary the amount of grounds and water temperature as you see fit.
Now for the grind and blend of your coffee beans:
Melitta recommends that you get a coffee ground a little finer than the standard drip grind. You can easily get this done in one of the better supermarkets that has a coffee grinder for specialty coffees.
As for the blend, I'm not going to recommend brands, but the hallmark of inferior blends of coffee is that they start tasting sharp and nasty as they cool down. If this still happens with your Melitta filter after you've used the right amount of coffee and the right temperature of water, then you can blame it on your daily grind.Read more ›
First, I fill my coffee cup with hot tap water to preheat it. Then fill the Melitta brew cone with a #4 filter, and wet it down with hot tap water. I like the over size # 4 filters, it keeps grounds from going down the side of the filter using this technique.
Next, I heat room temperature spring water in a Pyrex glass measuring cup, using a microwave. If you measure the water, you can easily get the right microwave time to produce 185 F degrees. For me, it's about 1:50 for 8 oz. You want to avoid adding the coffee to boiling (212 F) water, it can make the coffee taste bitter. If it boils, let it cool for 60 seconds or so.
Then, I add the coffee, measured with a scooper, directly into the Pyrex cup full of hot water, and stir vigorously for 10-15 seconds. If you want, you can wait a little longer, depends on your taste.
Last, I pour the coffee and grounds into the Melitta cone/filter, which is placed over the empty pre-warmed coffee cup.
I think the end result is better, due to the longer contact time, and better ability to stir the coffee/hot water mixture. Give it a try yourself.
First off, I have done a lot of switching back and forth between various methods over the course of my 40+ years of drinking superior-bean coffee. My first introduction to coffee drinking and methodology was by a Dutch couple who owned a beautiful gourmet coffee and tea shop in my college town, Santa Barbara. I enjoyed their savoir faire, so I took their advice and bought a Melitta set: cone, filter papers, and a modest carafe. They had some exquisite models, but they were sympathetic to my college budget. They noted that I was able to discern subtle differences between coffee blends, and wanted me have the best tools for making coffee, not the most glamorous models available. God bless that wonderful couple.
Over the years I have come to prefer the darkest and boldest varieties of coffee, and I now buy Starbucks beans almost exclusively. I have been using a French press to get the taste I want, but bought this 1-cup filter as an alternative for when I want just one cup in the afternoon, and simple clean-up. But the filter seemed to take something away from the taste; it came out a little weaker, and definitely lacked the "edge" I got with my French press.
Then I read these reviews and tried again. Bingo Perfecto. I wouldn't know the result from the French press, except for the bit of grounds missing from the bottom of my cup. Here's what made the difference:
1. Definitely be bold and use more coffee if it tastes too weak! I used 2 heaping tablespoons in my French press. I use 2 heaping and one shallow tablespoon in the Melitta.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thought I was getting a boring black or brown item but it was red! So it's a nice pop of color, super fast and easy to use. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Don't Panic!
The best cup of coffee I drink comes from this thing.. Repeat every day. Seriously though, I had the metal one but it was difficult to clean. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nelson
This would be a perfect product if not for the tiny hole at the bottom the coffee drains out of. The hole is WAY too small and it literally takes me 15 minutes to brew a single... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Brent Wilson
easy to use, easy to see the amount of coffee already in the cupPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Does the job. Coffee grounds stay on the side so I don't feel like the water is really saturating them. Read morePublished 12 days ago by E.D.
Best way to make a cup of coffee, hands down. It also happens to be the cheapest way. Nothing to lose, people.Published 12 days ago by A. Birnie
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